Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Skyfall by Sam Mendes, 2012 (PG-13)
with Daniel Craig (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Dream House), Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Chocolat, J. Edgar), Javier Bardem (Biutiful, Eat Pray Love, To The Wonder), Ralph Fiennes (In Bruges, The Reader, The English Patient), Naomie Harris, Bérénice Marlohe, Albert Finney (The Bourne Legacy, Traffic), Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas), Rory Kinnear (Wild Target), Ola Rapace
From the director of American Beauty, Revolutionary Road, Road to Perdition...
Oscar nominated for Best Music - Original Song: "Skyfall" (Skyfall) Music and Lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth (WON)
Best Sound Editing: Per Hallberg and Karen Baker Landers (Skyfall) (WON)
When a serious menace threatens MI6, James Bond is on the case -- putting aside his own life and personal issues to hunt and obliterate the perpetrators. Meanwhile, secrets arise from M's past that strain Bond's loyalty to his longtime boss.
Time for a change, although I understand that Judi Dench is retiring, I am going to miss her performance as M. She was just perfect. I enjoyed Skyfall, specially the coming back to Scotland, and the confusion between the Agency and the outside world. I felt, as probably everyone, that Javier Bardem was the perfect bad guy, uncomfortable, manipulating, ugly, and sensual... A very weird combination that confronted to the impeccable M and Bond, makes an interesting triangle. The action is solid, the opening music of Adele in the perfect tradition of Bond soundtracks. I just don't know how they are going to have more James Bond after this one.